Energy-efficient lighting solutions, specifically light-emitting diodes (LEDs), is the next major market to experience significant growth, according to a recent report by CleanTechnia. The LED industry will open new markets, encourage new business models and increase product capabilities.
Colorado Springs, Colo., is moving forward with its second installation of LED streetlights. The city previously replaced 370 high-pressure sodium and mercury vapor cobra head streetlights with solid-state fixtures and saved 50 percent on energy costs. The next installation will include 95 LEDs in Colorado Springs’ downtown area.
In an effort to increase energy efficiency, the city of Napa, Calif., wants to deploy a new, large-scale installation of light-emitting diode (LED) streetlights. New Streetlights reported on the project and said the city previously installed approximately 300 LED streetlights through a pilot program, and it’s success to save on energy and costs, is encouraging Napa city officials to approve a complete overhaul of its streetlights.
New York City streetlight upgrades program is replacing all of the city’s 300,000 streetlights with light-emitting diodes. The project is expected to be completed by 2019, and will help the city decrease energy consumption by 35 percent, Energy Manager Today reported.
Ceramic Metal Halide is relatively new light source, touted for being compact, efficient, and powerful. CMH is part of the high-intensity discharge (HID) lighting category, which offers the highest efficacy and longest life of any lighting type, and saves up to 90% of lighting energy when they replace incandescent lamps.